slavery in America

A Closer Look at the Founders’ Perspectives on Slavery

Juneteenth, a celebration held in Texas since 1866, was recognized as a federal holiday for the first time in 2021. Juneteenth commemorates the day Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, TX, to tell the enslaved African-Americans that the war was over and they were free—whereas Union states Kentucky and Delaware practiced slavery for six additional months […]

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Why the NY Times’ 1619 Project Fails the Truth Test

Earlier this year, the New York Times published the ambitious “1619 Project,” an effort to reinterpret U.S. history as one dominated by the legacies of slavery and racism—thereby, according to the Times, “tell[ing] our story truthfully.” The Project’s lead essay, from Nikole Hannah-Jones, set the agenda: “Conveniently left out of our founding mythology is the […]

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